Citation Guides

Before starting, check with your class instructor for the citation style they prefer.

Guides at Thorndike Library

The following materials represent the main styles used in colleges today (American Psychological Association, Modern Language Association, Chicago/Turabian, and CBE) and are available at the library to assist with citing references. REF materials may be found in the Reference section in the Reading Room and do not circulate.

  • Scientific style and format : the CBE manual for authors, editors, and publishers REF T 11 .S386 1994
  • The Chicago manual of style REF PE 1408 .C57 2003
  • The Chicago manual of style PE 1408 .C57 2003
  • MLA handbook for writers of research papers (Modern Language Association) REF LB 2369 .G53 2003
  • MLA handbook for writers of research papers (Modern Language Association) LB 2369 .G53 1999
  • Handbook of technical writing T 11 .B78 2006
  • Publication manual of the American Psychological Association REF BF 76.7 .P83 2001
  • A writer's reference / Diana Hacker REF PE 1408 .H2778 2003
  • Rules for writers / Diana Hacker REF PE 1408 .H277 2004
  • Rules for writers / Diana Hacker PE 1408 .H277 2000
  • Writing your doctoral dissertation [electronic resource] EBOOK

Online Guides

Duke University
Assembling a List of Works Cited in Your Paper

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Citing References in Your Paper

Austin Peay State University
How to Cite Your Sources